Ant and Dec take wives for tea with the Queen

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Ant and Dec are due to host the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on Sunday, and the stars have been preparing for their big day with a visit to Queen Elizabeth II herself.

Dec posted a photo of himself and his wife Lisa Armstrong posing with Ant and his wife Ali Astall on the Twitter account he shares with Ant. Dressed to the nines and posing outside Windsor Castle, Dec captioned the snap: "#ThingsWeDoWhenWereNotOnTheTelly Take the wives to Windsor Castle for a cup of tea and to meet The Queen! D".

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The presenters took their wives to visit the Queen

The comedy duo will play a huge part in their Queen's birthday celebrations, and will be joined by famous British faces including Dame Helen Mirren, Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton along with singers including Kylie Minogue, Alfie Boe and Beverley Knight to mark her majesty's incredible 60-year reign and landmark birthday.

The pair have revealed how much they are looking forward to presenting the celebrations, saying: "We are honoured to be hosting this special celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday. This spectacular evening will bring together some of the best known names in the entertainment world who will perform with 900 horses and 1500 participants to mark this very special birthday."

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The pair have revealed how much they're looking forward to presenting the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

The pair, who are best known for hosting Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain's Got Talent, were recently praised by Simon Cowell, who attributed the success of BGT to the pair's cheeky antics.

While reflecting on the success of the show, he said: "When I think of the show I always think of Ant and Dec. When the show first started I didn't know what they were doing in the wings, because I couldn't see them, until I watched the footage back.

"They are very funny, they like the show and it's their humour. The boys and myself have a very similar sense of humour, so we do crack each other up a lot, it's like a joke only we get. When you work with Ant and Dec they are so good and it's so quick. We get each other and we look out for each other. They define the show."

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